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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018
Knowledge regarding Menopausal Symptoms & its Association with Select Sociodemographic Variables among Menopausal Women in a Selected Urban Community of Lucknow
Maj Kamlesh Kumari Mishra | Capt Swati | Lt Col Sarvjeet Kaur  | Maj Soniya Saklani
Abstract: Background Menopause is the state when women stop menstruating naturally for consecutive 12 months. The health issues related to menopause are increasing among women of menopausal age as the life expectancy is increasing along with better advanced medical care. Method A cross sectional study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding menopausal symptoms and its association with select sociodemographic variables among menopausal women in Alambagh area of Lucknow city. A descriptive cross sectional design was used and data was collected by survey approach, a total of 50 samples were selected by two way sampling technique and data was collected by using structured questionnaire. Results The findings of study revealed the mean age of menopause to be 44.8 years. Majority (68 %) had poor knowledge regarding menopausal symptoms. It was also found out that major source of information regarding menopausal symptoms were family members and the most common menopausal symptoms were joint pain (56 %), hot flashes (48 %), insomnia (44 %) and low mood (40 %). Less common symptoms were headache, frequent urination, vaginal dryness, painful sex, night sweats and chest pain. Lesser symptoms were reported by women who had attained early menarche, late menopause and those who were consuming vegetarian diet and this was statistically found significant.
Keywords: Menopause, menopausal symptoms, knowledge
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,
Pages: 1276 - 1281
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